It was a 1969 Ford Falcon converted to a floor shifter (3 speed, I think, but maybe a 4?).

It looked like this one (same color, coupe)... This was the best picture I could find online since I don’t have one of hers. She drove a manual while my dad drove an automatic. This sort of reflects which one of them was more mature in the relationship, too.

Illustration for article titled My mom drove a car when I was a kid

She also helped me get my license in spite of my father opposing it and taught me how to operate a manual transmission in a 1970 VW T2 Transporter (Bus).

I love my mom.

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